Team Tiger and Tigers in the Wild are two more required adventures for the Cub Scout Tiger rank.
Team Tiger requirements are:
- List the different teams of which you are a part.
- With your den, make a den job chart that shows everyone doing something to help. As one of the den jobs, lead the Pledge of Allegiance at a den meeting.
- Pick two chores you will do at home once a week for a month.
- Make a chart to show three ways that members of your Tiger team are different from each other.
- Do an activity to help your community or neighborhood team.
We usually follow the Tiger Den Leader Guide, and it has been so helpful. One of the suggested activities was a “Diversity Scavenger Hunt,” which was basically like one of those ice breaker games where the boys went around and tried to find another Tiger that fit different statements and have them sign the paper. It was more like a ‘differences’ scavenger hunt. Examples included finding someone who was wearing a watch, someone who has a dog, someone wearing a hat, and someone who has a brother.
I formatted a Tiger Den Job Chart, and we discussed as a den the different jobs that the boys could do during the meeting. I wrote those tasks on the chart. The names of each Tiger Scout was written on a clothes pin, so the boys could rotate through the jobs.
Our Tiger Den did two service projects. The Tigers did a collection of toiletries for a church food pantry. The boys made signs and placed collection boxes around the church. When the collection, the Scouts met at the food pantry and sorted the items. They also got a tour of the food pantry. Our second activity was a service project to support our chartering organization. The Tigers stuffed the Easter eggs for the church’s Easter egg hunt.
Tigers in the Wild requirements are:
- With your adult partner, name and collect the Cub Scout Six Essentials you need for a hike. Tell your den leader what you would need to add to your list if it rains.
- Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear. Show you know how to get ready for rsthis hike.
Do the following:
- Listen while your leader reads the Outdoor Code. Talk about how you can be clean in your outdoor manners.
- Listen while your leader reads the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids. Discuss why you should “Trash Your Trash.”
- Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger den and pack outings. After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the principles you discussed.
- While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail. List what you saw in your Tiger handbook.
- Participate in an outdoor pack meeting or pack campout campfire. Sing a song and act out a skit with your Tiger den as part of the program.
- Find two different trees and two different types of plants that grow in your area. Write their names in your Tiger handbook.
- Visit a nearby nature center, zoo, or another outside place with your family or den. Learn more about two animals, and write down two interesting things about them in your Tiger handbook.
Finishing this loop has been a struggle. We’ve had so much rain in the area that the Pack’s spring camp out was rescheduled and then ended early on the rescheduled dates. We also had to reschedule our Den’s hike outing. When we did meet for a hike at a local nature preserve, there were so many mosquitoes! Insect repellent is definitely one of our den’s hiking essentials. Our Pack is holding its final pack meeting outdoors to help our Tigers truly meet requirement five. Other than the rain and mosquitoes, the Tigers had fun being outside and learning about local wildlife and trees.